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EXPERIENCE

The Himalayas with us !!

EXPERIENCE

The Himalayas with us !!

"Not all who wander are lost"- JRR Tolkien

For eons explorers, adventurers, spiritual seeker and ordinary people have been drawn to the the most revered mountain range in the world – The Himalayas! They have come to discover new frontiers, new challenges or to discover a new version of themselves. The Himalayas, after all, challenge your notions of limitations, endurance, survival and above all your self.

At Above14000ft we offer pure Himalayan journeys that help you re-discover yourself. Leave the map and let your wanderlust take flight, let us guide you through the odds to explore the unexplored. Gear up to experience high peaks, hidden valleys, remote glaciers and indigenous cultures.

Welcome to our backyard; let your adventure begin!!

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Paul Ramsden enjoying bivi 4 on his climb on Kistwar Kailash
Paul Ramsden enjoying bivi 4 on his climb on Kistwar Kailash

Who are we

We are a personalised adventure travel company based in Manali. We specialise in organising small group Trekking, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Ski Touring, Paragliding, Birding and Wildlife trips across Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Uttarakhand in the Indian Himalayas.

We are based in the mountain town of Manali (Himachal Pradesh) in the Indian Himalayas. Manali with its close proximity to lots of 5000 to 6000 m peaks, big glaciers, wild rivers, tons of snow, wonderful climate and amazing people is the perfect backyard. It is here we spend a lot of our time practising our craft and sharing it with others who are inspired and motivated enough to try something new.

Making these adventures possible and safe, takes people who have been there and done that many times over. With our intimate knowledge and hands on experience of the Indian Himalayas, we are just that.

Apart from being in the outdoors ourselves we love to also share our world the Indian Himalayas with you though our journeys and to show our guests how to safely enjoy and conserve the outdoors.

With over eighteen years of experience. We have worked with people of all ages of various cultures and backgrounds with varying skill and abilities coming from all over the world. We have something to offer to everyone weather you are someone taking your first journey into the outdoors or you are a seasoned alpinist aiming to put up a new route on one of the many unclimbed peaks of the Indian Himalayas; our superb logistics planning, organising skills, our amazing guides and our first hand knowledge of the Western Himalayas are what you can rely on to make sure your adventure will be awesome.

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Some of the best Alpinists in the world trust us with their expeditions!! Don’t just take our word for it watch what they have to say.

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We have something to offer to everyone weather you are someone taking your first journey into the outdoors or you are a seasoned alpinist aiming to put up a new route on one of the many unclimbed peaks of the Indian Himalayas.

All our work comes from custom designed high quality exclusive trips that suit your needs and requirements.

Brotherhood of the rope - Urban Novark, Manu Pelliser and Hayden Kennedy on Cerro Kistwar - 6173m

In 2015 Manu Pellissier, Hayden Kennedy, Marko Prezelj and Urban Novak attempted the first ascent of the East face on Cerro Kistwar (6173m). They named the Route they climbed "Light Before Wisdom (5.11 WI 6 M6 A2 1,600 meters)". in 2016 they won the Piolets d’Or. This is Marko's 4th Piolet d'Or and Hayden's second.

Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition.

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders with Devraj at Base Camp - Sersank (6050m)

Himalayan veterans Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders teamed up again after 29 years to climb the unclimbed North Buttress (ED 1100m) of Sersank (6050m) in the Pangi valley of Himachal Pradesh. Above14000ft is proud to have organised the whole logistics for this expedition. They set off on the climb on from BC on 28th Sep 2016 and returned back to BC 8 days later via a new route.

Paul Ramsden enjoying his high bivy on Kishtwar Kailash - 6451m

In 2013 Himalayan Legends Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden teamed up again to make the first ascent of Kishtwar Kailash's South west face. The peak is located in the Darlang valley on the Himachal - J&K border. They won their 2nd Piolets d'Or for this climb. Above 14000ft was their chosen agency to handle all their logistics upto base camp and we have always been super proud to have been associated with you guys.

Slovenian Alpinist Marko Prezelj takes a break for a photo moment on his climb - Cerro Kistwar 2015

In 2015 Himalayan legend Marko Prezelj along with friends Manu Pellissier, Hayden Kennedy and Urban Novak attempted the first ascent of the East face on Cerro Kistwar (6173m). They named the Route they climbed "Light Before Wisdom (5.11 WI 6 M6 A2 1,600 meters)". in 2016 they won the Piolets d’Or. This is Marko's 4th Piolet d'Or and Hayden's second.

Above14000ft is proud to have been the logistics operator for this expedition.

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Alpinism, minimalism, simplicity, a spiritual connection with the mountains and conservation of our environment are at the very core of all our journeys and all the things that define us.
My name is Kaushal Desai. I am the owner and founder of Above14000ft. I have spent the last 20 years hiking, climbing, birding, cycling and paragliding across Himachal, Ladakh, Zanskar, Garhwal, Kumaon, Kashmir and Sikkim and have an extensive first hand knowledge of these areas.
I have always loved to chat with people who have a passion for the outdoors and adventure so feel free to drop me a line with your adventure plans and maybe I could be help you with some ideas.

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